623 pages | 484 B/W Illus.
Recent catastrophic blackouts have exposed major vulnerabilities in the existing generation, transmission, and distribution systems of transformers widely used for energy transfer, measurement, protection, and signal coupling. As a result, the reliability of the entire power system is now uncertain, and many blame severe underinvestment, aging technology, and a conservative approach to innovation.
Composed of contributions from noted industry experts around the world, Transformers: Analysis, Design, and Measurement offers invaluable information to help designers and users overcome these and other challenges associated with the design, construction, application, and analysis of transformers. This book is divided into three sections to address contemporary economic, design, diagnostic, and maintenance aspects associated with power, instrument, and high-frequency transformers.
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This book is an essential tool for understanding and implementing solutions that will ensure improvements in the development, maintenance, and life-cycle management of optimized transformers. This will lead to enhanced safety and reliability and lower costs for the electrical supply. Illustrating the need for close cooperation between users and manufacturers of transformers, this book outlines ways to achieve many crucial power objectives. Among these, the authors focus on the growing demand for transformer miniaturization, increased transmitted power density, and use of advanced materials to meet the requirements of power materials running under higher operational frequencies.
Suggesting ways to redirect resources and exploit new technologies—such as computational modeling software—this book presents relatively inexpensive, simple, ready-to-implement strategies to advance transformers, improve power system integrity, reduce environmental impact, and much more.
"This book is a very practical and interesting book in that it covers important areas critical to the operation of a transformer that tend to be overlooked by most transformer design books while emphasizing near-term future trends in transformer design. This would be an excellent resource for anyone who designs or works with the types of transformers discussed. All information references IEC standards, so some of the testing criteria may be different for other standards such as ANSI or UL, but the fundamentals remain relevant no matter which standard is being applied."
--John J. Shea, IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine
Part I: Power Transformers, M. Kazmierski and J. Turowski
Selected Problems of Transformers’ Capability to Withstand Short Circuits, W. Pewca
Insulation Problems of HV Power Transformers, A.K. Lokhanin
Stray Losses, Screening, and Local Excessive Heating Hazard in Large Power Transformers, J. Turowski
Superconducting Transformers, J.K. Sykulski
Challenges and Strategies in Transformer Design, S.V. Kulkarni
Large-Shell-Type Transformers: Aspects of Design, X.M. Lopez-Fernandez
Transformer Design Review: A Link between Design and Maintenance Stages, R. Sobocki
Life Management of Transformers, M. Kazmierski
Power Transformer Acceptance Tests, R. Malewski
Functional and Component-Related Diagnostics for Power Transformers, a Basis for Successful "Transformer Life Management", A.J. Kachler and I. Hohlein
Sources, Measurement, and Mitigation of Sound Levels in Transformers, J. Puri
Power Transformers’ Fault Diagnostics by Park’s Vector Approach, A.J. Marques Cardoso and L.M.R. Oliveira
Transformer Reliability: A Key Issue for Both Manufacturers and Users, A.J. Kachler
Economics in Transformer Management: Focus on Life Cycle Cost, Design Review, and the Use of Simple Bayesian Decision Methods to Manage Risk, K. Ryen
Part II: Instrument Transformers, E. Lesniewska
Applications of Field Analysis during Design Process of Instrument Transformers, E. Lesniewska
CAD System-Boundary Integral Equation Method for 3D Electric Field Analysis of Voltage Transformers, I. Yatchev and R. Miltchev
Instrument Transformers’ Insulation Behavior to High-Voltage and High-Frequency Transients, A. Ibero
Transfer of HF Disturbances through Instrument Transformers, W. Jalmuzny and A. Koszmider
Part III: High-Frequency Transformers, H. Bulent Ertan
High-Frequency Transformer Materials, R. Lucke
Powder Core Materials, A.F. Dericioglu
Measurement and Prediction of Parameters of High-Frequency Transformers, H. Bulent Ertan, E. Bizkevelci, and L.B. Yalcıner
High-Voltage, High-Frequency Transformer Design, P. Lefley and P. Devine
Coreless PCB Transformers, J. Doval-Gandoy and M. Pereira Martinez
Planar Transformers, F.E. Bott